Farmstays Near Sydney – South
Farmstays Near Sydney
5 Top Farmstays within 3 hours South of Sydney
Farmstays Near Sydney
Here is the second instalment to farmstays near Sydney. Listed below are the top 5 farmstays near Sydney on the South coast.
If you haven’t had a chance to read my first article on Farmstays near Sydney, here’s a little intro:
Farmstays are an awesome place for holidays because kids love the hands-on-experience that shows them where food comes from and the daily farm life. From milking cows and sheering sheep to feeding chooks and collecting their eggs for breakfast. NSW was so many farmstays to choose from that provide the full experience – learn how to saddle a pony, ride a horse, relax in a wagon ride and end the day toasting marshmallows on a campfire gazing at the stars. Whether by camping, caravan or comfortable accommodation farmstays are always a fun learning experience for the whole family.
South of Sydney
Calmsley Hill City Farm, Abbotsbury
1 hour, 10 minutes South of Sydney
Spending the night at the Calmsley Hill City Farm will be something the kids will remember for a lifetime. Camp out in a paddock in front of grazing Kangaroos, Wallabies and Emus. And if you don’t feel like bringing all the gear you can hire a tent and sleeping mats for the family for about $10 for kids and $25 for adults.
In the morning you can help feed the animals and collect eggs before being treated to a lovely breakfast.
Every day starting at 10.30am is a wonderful program showing all the workings of a farm. It begins with animal patting, a cow milking show and tractor ride before a break for lunch where you can use one of the free BBQ’s or enjoy something from the Farmhouse Kiosk. Then there is a Stock Whip Show, Working Dog Show and Sheep Shearing Show before the Koala Talk/Exhibition.
At the end of the day join the farmers for a barbecue dinner before retiring to your tent for a bit of start gazing.
Ammenities: Breakfast and dinner provided, Electric BBQ’s, Cockatoo is & Parrot Aviary, Snake & Reptile Exhibit, Picnic Area, Playground, Animal Nursery,
Rates: Adults $85 Children $55 Family $265, Hire Tents and Camp sleep mats Adults $25 Children $10
Mowbray Park Farmstay, Picton
1 hour, 25 minutes South of Sydney
Mowbray Park Farmstay is one of the oldest farms in Sydney. With it’s rich history dating back to the early days of European settlement. The farmstay began in the early 1980’s and over the following 30+ years has evolved into one of the most famous farm experiences in Australia.
There are 6 different farm lodges all equipped with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable and hassle free. Wake up to a lovely cooked/continental country style breakfast before jumping on the tractor for your ‘farmyard tasks’. Help bottle feed the calves and lambs and then pick some fresh grass for the bunnies. There is also egg collecting and visiting all the other farm animals like donkey’s, alpacas, sheep, pigs and ducks. Then it’s time to help milk the cows before heading over to the stables for a pony or horse ride.
Amenities: A/C & heating, linen, blankets, log burner fireplace, TV/DVD, Canoeing, archery, tennis, swimming, bush walking.
Rates: Approx $190 per night or $80 for kids, 2 night minimm stay, rates include 3 meals
Morvern Valley Farmstay, Bundanoon
2 hours, 10minutes North of Sydney
Morvern Valley Farmstay has been absolutely designed with children in mind. You have a great array of animals including Curly the mini cow, peacocks, Ponies, Saxony ducks, giant Flemish Rabbits, ducklings, chickens, alpacas, sheep and the like but then there is so much more! THREE separate treasure hunts along natural bush walking trails. Discover Fairyland or collect the Antique Keys, Magic Feathers & Ancient Mysterious Discs from the Treasure Chests hidden along the way all with specially made treasure maps. There are also 2 beautiful cubby houses and a Bug catching kit with magnifying glasses, holding tank and net for each cottage. There are swings, tennis court, basket ball hoop & push bikes.
The fun doesn’t stop there, each cottage has it’s own telescope for star gazing plus over 70 DVD’s, open fires perfect to toast marshmallows on sticks, a range of board games and a big toy box with toys for kids of all age.
There is a range of incredible walks, a gorgeous creek, glow worms and more so please check out the website because I couldn’t possibly put down all the amazing things you could do here.
Ammenities: Beautiful farm cottages, breakfast included, tennis court, double spa bath, fully equipped kitchen, open fire place
Rates: Depending on what time of the week you go and how many days prices to vary so visit Accommodation prices and deals for all the details.
Minimbah Farm, Kangaroo Valley
2 hours, 30minutes North of Sydney
Minimbah Farm is a fully operational beef cattle farm with chickens, horses, alpacas and goats and has to be one of the most beautiful we’ve visited. Just 1.5km from Kangaroo Valley village it has some of the most magical views from every vantage point.
There are 3 gorgeous self contained cottages on 150 acres of farmland so each one is completely private and away from the others.
In the mornings you can help with the farm work, collecting eggs and feeding all the animals with food left out for you, then in the afternoons, relax on the verandah and enjoy the views or discover the kids fort and all the wildlife by the bubbling creek.
Ammenities: Full bathroom, linen, soaps, fans, heaters, full kitchens including Cappuccino maker, TV/DVD, washing machine, verandah.
Rates: Rates vary depending on the different cottages and start from $340 for 4 people. View the full list of prices at Minimbah Farm Bookings
The Cedars, Kangaroo Valley
2 hours, 30minutes North of Sydney
The Cedars Farmstay is somewhere to go if you really want a relaxing weekend away. You can join the morning faryard feed but then the day is yours to explore or relax as you wish. Other than the usual farm animals there is a multitude of wildlife to find including echidnas, wombats, wallabies and kangaroos.
There’s a throng of marked trails through the mountain and rainforest country. After dark join the glowworms tour, on a low moon they especially shine brightly and will delight the kids.
Ammenities: Fresh eggs, bottle of wine, sourdough bread, tea, coffee on arrival, Woodfire Pot Belly heating, fully equipped kitchen
Rates: From $295 per night depending on the time of year and which cottage. Visit, The Cedars Accommodation for a full list of the cottages and prices.
For more great farmstays North of Sydney head to Top 5 Farmstays North of Sydney